Two teens have been arrested following an investigation into threats against C.E. Byrd High School, said Sheriff Steve Prator.
Just after 4 p.m. on Thursday, School Resource Officer Sr. Dep. Rufus Porter was notified about a post on a social media messaging app threatening a shooting at Byrd High School. Caddo Sheriff’s Office detectives worked overnight and determined that the message was posted by a 16-year-old student at a different high school in Shreveport.
During the investigation, Sr. Dep. Porter was notified of another social media post, this time threatening to “blow up” Byrd High School. Detectives quickly traced the post back to a 17-year-old student at Byrd High School.
Both juveniles were arrested for terrorizing and booked into Caddo Juvenile Detention Center on Friday at noon.
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